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A decade inside Microsoft Security

Ten years ago, I walked onto Microsoft’s Redmond campus to take a role on a team that partnered with governments and CERTs on cybersecurity. I’d just left a meaningful career in US federal government service because I thought it would be fascinating to experience first-hand the security challenges and innovation from the perspective of the...

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Defending against ransomware using system design

This post is authored by Michael Melone, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group.  Earlier this year, the world experienced a new and highly-destructive type of ransomware. The novel aspects of WannaCry and Petya were not skills as ransomware, but the combination of commonplace ransomware tactics paired with worm capability to improve propagation. WannaCry achieved its...

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Learn from leading cybersecurity experts

More than 170K technology and business leaders from across the world depend on Microsoft’s Modern Workplace monthly webcast to shed new light on business challenges related to technology. Over the past four years, Modern Workplace has had the world’s leading experts share their advice on technology topics, such as security, including CISOs, Chief Privacy Officers,...

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Identity

SSN for authentication is all wrong

Unless you were stranded on a deserted island or participating in a zen digital fast chances are you’ve heard plenty about the massive Equifax breach and the head-rolling fallout. In the flurry of headlines and advice about credit freezes an important part of the conversation was lost: if we didn’t misuse our social security numbers,...

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Microsoft and Progeny Systems enhance security for mobile applications across U.S. Government

In our mobile-first, cloud-first world, security is paramount for organizations of any size. It is especially critical to applications used across the U.S. Government, which is why we are working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate and Progeny Systems to enhance mobile application security. In support of the broader federal...

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Is social engineering the biggest threat to your organization?

“Always remember: Amateurs hack systems. Professionals hack people.” –Bruce Schneier, CTO, Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. All over the globe, social engineering is a dominant and growing threat to organizational security. Since January 2015, the number of social engineering victims identified by the FBI has increased 270 percent, costing businesses more than $2.3 billion. Social engineering...

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